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2020 Cross-Country Championships will take place on Thursday, 30th April. 
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Well done to all the children who competed in the 2019 Cross-Country Championships this year - you were amazing! 
 

We organise Cambridgeshire Primary School's Cross Country Relay Championships each year. We are fortunate to be located close to Priory Park which is a fantastic location for this event. Just over 900 children join us from across the county, and all compete tremendously well.

We are very proud of this event, with many members of the community working together to make it successful. These include Riverside Runners, Nice Tri, St Neots Football Club, Longsands Academy, Friends of Priory, the staff of Priory Junior and the local police.

 

 Priory Junior School's Country Cross-County Championships - 2nd May 2019

The 21st Primary Schools’ Cross-Country Relay Championships organised by Priory Junior School, were once again a huge success.  This year, the event attracted another amazing entry from 67 schools across the county, entering 1080 children (270 teams) - believed to be the biggest relay event of its kind in the country.   

The children, aged 9-11 years competed in two separate races for boys and girls (four in each team) with each team member running a 1,200 metre leg. This year the children totalled a staggering 1.2 million metres altogether as they ran for their schools in this prestigious event!

The event, now in its twenty first year, has become tremendously popular and provides an ideal introduction to cross country running for hundreds of youngsters. The children love running for their teams and they encourage each other so much that it has been said that the cheering is louder than in the London Marathon.  All children taking part gave their very best – displaying much determination and resilience to complete the course. Every single runner was cheered on by the crowd – with success for all.  

 It truly was a memorable day for us, as the organising school,  with the most participators at their very own superbly organised event; entering a staggering 10 teams. The girls’ A team, (Marie,Tilly, Lauren and Grace) were medallists finishing in 6th position covering 4.8 kilometres in a blistering time of 21 minutes and 24 seconds.  The boys’ A team (Nathan, Harry, Ben and Jay) finished 32nd in a race contested by 136 teams. 

Many thanks go to the Nice Tri events team who set up a course which added professionalism to the event as well as providing chip timing, recording all individual lap times which recognised each child’s individual achievement.  Many thanks go to this year's sponsors, Noonan Giggs (Property Management Ltd), who sponsored race numbers and medals. Also many thanks go to the Riverside Runners, St Neots Football Club and Longsands Academy, and the many staff and parents at Priory Junior School for their fantastic efforts in officiating at the event.

Race Organisers, Kevin Sadler and Linda Wager said, “An event of this nature does not happen on its own and this year it took a real team effort from a huge number of people, who gave their time and expertise to ensure the children had a day to remember.  Our thanks go to all those who made this day such a huge success.”

The 21st Cambridgeshire Primary Schools’ Country-Country Relay Championships organised by Priory Junior School, were once again a huge success.  This year, the event attracted another amazing entry from 67 schools across the county, entering 1080 children (270 teams) - believed to be the biggest relay event of its kind in the country.   

The children, aged 9-11 years competed in two separate races for boys and girls (four in each team) with each team member running a 1,200 metre leg. This year the children totalled a staggering 1.2 million metres altogether as they ran for their schools in this prestigious event!

The event, now in its twenty first year, has become tremendously popular and provides an ideal introduction to cross country running for hundreds of youngsters. The children love running for their teams and they encourage each other so much that it has been said that the cheering is louder than in the London Marathon.  All children taking part gave their very best – displaying much determination and resilience to complete the course. Every single runner was cheered on by the crowd – with success for all.  

 It truly was a memorable day for us, as the organising school,  with the most participators at their very own superbly organised event; entering a staggering 10 teams. The girls’ A team, (Marie,Tilly, Lauren and Grace) were medallists finishing in 6th position covering 4.8 kilometres in a blistering time of 21 minutes and 24 seconds.  The boys’ A team (Nathan, Harry, Ben and Jay) finished 32nd in a race contested by 136 teams. 

Many thanks go to the Nice Tri events team who set up a course which added professionalism to the event as well as providing chip timing, recording all individual lap times which recognised each child’s individual achievement.  Many thanks go to this year's sponsors, Noonan Giggs (Property Management Ltd), who sponsored race numbers and medals. Also many thanks go to the Riverside Runners, St Neots Football Club and Longsands Academy, and the many staff and parents at Priory Junior School for their fantastic efforts in officiating at the event.

Race Organisers, Kevin Sadler and Linda Wager said, “An event of this nature does not happen on its own and this year it took a real team effort from a huge number of people, who gave their time and expertise to ensure the children had a day to remember.  Our thanks go to all those who made this day such a huge success.”